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A very exciting exhibition on spacialist artist Edmondo Bacci is underway at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice: Edmondo Bacci. The Energy of Light curated by Chiara Bertola. Valmore studio d'arte since the 1990s has turned its attention to this group of artists, of which Bacci was a member, who gave birth to the Spatialist Movement, an aggregation of strong individualities coagulated around the charisma of Lucio Fontana.
The Spatialist adventure in Venice, since the first fervent years after the World War, has been able to renew art by opening up to new international experimentation. and has continued for many decades, until the 1990s.
The first manifesto of Spatialism, conceived and drafted by Lucio Fontana, dates back to 1947; others followed until 1952. In them the supremacy of the "creative gesture" is affirmed, which as opposed to "matter" is eternal. "The spatial artist does not impose a theme on the viewer, but places him in the condition of creating it for himself through his imagination and the emotions he receives from it."
Works by artists Edmondo Bacci, Ennio Finzi, Luciano Gaspari, Bruna Gasparini, Riccardo Licata, Gino Morandis, and Saverio Rampin are presented in this review. 
Their research was united by a new thought of artistic freedom in the belief that the achievements of technology were now at the service of art. 
Bacci's works exemplify the attraction to the power and poetry of color in this artist. Gaspari's paintings express seductive and atmospheric transparencies of skillful and felicitous painting. Gasparini's paintings present the spatial themes of terrestrial and celestial universes dreamed through color. Licata manifests in his sign painting a universe that matures from the musicality and gesture captured precisely in the Venice of the early 1950s. Morandis is presented by delicate and precious works dedicated to the poetry and tonal transparency of color.
Testifying to the creativity and continuous experimentation of this movement, a review of Murano glass designed by Luciano Gaspari completes the exhibition.
Gaspari in fact also became interested in designing works in glass, a material perfectly suited to chromatic experimentation with transparencies and metamorphoses of forms, soon proving to be one of the protagonists on the international scene. From the 1940s he collaborated with the Salviati firm in Murano.
Unique glass works by the master Gaspari made in Murano's historic furnaces are presented.

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